Indulge in chocolate with this super delicious recipe: chocolate Guinness cookies with Baileys frosting

The original recipe, on A Beautiful Bite, said these cookies "will have your Irish (or non-Irish) eyes smiling." That sounds about right to us. The three flavors - chocolate, Guinness, and Baileys Irish cream - go perfectly together.

Makes: 12

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 13 mins

Total time: 33 mins


For the chocolate Guinness cookies:

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup Guinness
2½ cups flour
⅔ cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

For the Irish buttercream frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
3 tbsp Baileys Irish cream
2 tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs, add Guinness and beat in a mixer, on medium, until even and smooth.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Add the flour mixture by the tablespoon to the sugar, egg, and Guinness mixture. Mix at a medium speed until it comes together.

Refrigerate for one hour.

Drop a heaped tablespoon onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 13 minutes.

Take out of the oven and let them rest.

Place all the frosting ingredients into a mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Spread on cooled cookies.

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Source: A Beautiful Bite.


Chocolate Guinness cookies with Baileys frosting - what could be a more glorious flavor combo!